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The Interdisciplinary Feeding Team at Cincinnati Children's Hosptial Medical Center is home to specialists with a wide variety of backgrounds and areas of focus. As a team, this diversity makes us better prepared to care for your child's unique needs.
J. Paul Willging, MD Director, Interdisciplinary Feeding Team, FEES Clinic and the Velopharyngeal Insufficiency Clinic
Director, Interdisciplinary Feeding Team, FEES Clinic and the Velopharyngeal Insufficiency Clinic
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
UC Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Congenital atresia of the ear and pediatric trauma.
Hearing loss issues; cleft lip and palate patients, ear, nose and throat; ENT anomalies
Jay P. Willging, MD, is certified to practice in Ohio and Kentucky. He is a member of the American Board of Otolaryngology.
Dr. Willging enjoys all areas of otolaryngology and has a special interest in congenital atresia of the ear and pediatric trauma.
A member of several multi-disciplinary teams, the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Craniofacial Team, the Velopharyngeal Function and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction (Insufficiency) Clinic and the Functional Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow Clinic, he is highly respected for his expertise.
The Craniofacial Team brings together Pediatric Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Oral Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Child Psychology, Human Genetics, Speech Pathology and Nutrition to extensively evaluate and manage children with cleft lip and cleft palate issues, as well as other children with craniofacial anomalies.
The Velopharyngeal Function and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction (Insufficiency) Clinic brings together Otolaryngology, Speech-Language Pathology and Human Genetics to evaluate children with complex speech difficulties.
The Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow Clinic (FEES) brings together Otolaryngology and Speech-Language Pathology to evaluate children with swallowing disorders.
In addition to ongoing research, Dr. Willging performs surgery and sees children at numerous locations, making treatment more convenient and accessible for his patients.
Nancy Doan Leslie, MD Interim Co-Director, Division of Human Genetics
Interim Co-Director, Division of Human Genetics
Director, Clinical Genetics Fellowship Program
Galactosemia; PKU; inborn errors; newborn screening; lysosomal storage disease
Focus on inborn errors of metabolism, with an emphasis on long term outcome in PKU and in the molecular biology of galactosemia
Slaughter JL, Meinzen-Derr J, Rose SR, Leslie ND, Chandrasekar R, Linard SM, Akinbi HT. The effects of gestational age and birth weight on false-positive newborn-screening rates. Pediatrics. 2010 Nov;126(5):910-6.
Dalal P, Leslie ND, Lindor NM, Gilbert DL, Espay AJ. Motor tics, stereotypies, and self-flagellation in primrose syndrome. Neurology. 2010 Jul 20;75(3):284-6.
Gilbert DL, Leslie EJ, Keddache M, Leslie ND. A novel hereditary spastic paraplegia with dystonia linked to chromosome 2q24-2q31. Mov Disord. 2009 Feb 15;24(3):364-70.
Burrow TA, Leslie ND. Review of the use of idursulfase in the treatment of mucopolysaccharidosis II. Biologics. 2008 Jun;2(2):311-20.
Burrow TA, Hopkin RJ, Leslie ND, Tinkle BT, Grabowski GA. Enzyme reconstitution/replacement therapy for lysosomal storage diseases. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2007 Dec;19(6):628-35. Review.
Halperin J, Devi SY, Elizure S, Stocco C, Shehu A, Rebourcet D, Unterman TG, Leslie ND, Le J, Binart N, Gibori, G. Prolactin signaling through the Short form of Its Receptor Represses Forkhead Transcription Factor FOXO3 and its Target Gene GALT Causing a Severe Ovarian Defect. Molecular Endocrinology. 2008 22:513-22.
Leslie, ND. Inborn errors and Pediatric Critical Care. In Wheeler, D ed. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: Basic Science and Clinical Evidence. Springer 2007.
Tinkle B, Lesli ND. Pompe Disease. Gene Clinics. 2007.
Grabowski GA, Hopkin RJ, Burrow RA, Leslie ND, Tinkle BT. Enzyme Reconstitution/Replacement Therapy for Lysosomal Storage Diseases. Current Opinion in Pediatrics. 2007 19:628-35.
Kishnani PS, Corzo D, Nicolino M, Byrne B, Mandel H, Hwu W, Leslie N, Levine J, Spencer C, McDonald M, DuMontier J, Michael H, Chien Y, Hopkin R, Vijayaraghavan S, Bruskin D, Barholomew D, van der Ploeg A, Clancy J, Prarin R, Morin G, Beck N, Delagastine G, Jokin M, Thurberg B, Richards S, Bali D, Davison M, Worden MA, Chen YT, Wraith JE. Recombinant Human Acid -Alpha Glucosidase: Major Clinical Benefits in Infantile-Onset Pompe Disease. Neurology. 2007 68(2):99-109.
Scott P. Pentiuk, MD Pediatric Gastroenterologist
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Feeding disorders, medical education
MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2002.
Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2005.
Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2008.
Boamah LM, Bohren JR, Pentiuk S, Baker R, Yi M, Moyer MS. Development and testing of a CD-ROM program for improving adolescent knowledge of inflammatory bowel disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2010 May;50(5):521-5.
Pentiuk S, Putnam PE, Collins MH, Rothenberg ME. Dissociation between symptoms and histological severity in pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2009 Feb;48(2):152-60.
Pentiuk SP, Miller CK, Kaul A. Eosinophilic esophagitis in infants and toddlers. Dysphagia. 2007 Jan;22(1):44-8. Epub 2006 Oct 6.
Fatima Azim, MPH, RD, LD Registered Dietitian, Interdisciplinary Feeding Team
Sarah C. Bantel, MS, CCC-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist II, Division of Speech-Language Pathology
Debbie Dorr, MA, CCC-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist, Division of Speech-Language Pathology
Candace J. Hochstrasser, MSN, APRN, FNP Family Nurse Practitioner, Gastroenterology, Interdisciplinary Feeding Team
Family Nurse Practitioner, Gastroenterology, Interdisciplinary Feeding Team
FNP-BC: Indiana Wesleyan University.
BSN/MSN: Indiana Wesleyan University.
RN: Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing.
Certification: American Nurses Credentialing Center International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.
Elizabeth J. Kirby, OTR/L Occupational Therapist II, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy
Amy C. Klein, MPP, MS, OTR/L Occupational Therapist II, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy
Wendy R. Kochevar, BSN, APRN, PNP Nurse Practitioner, Interdisciplinary Feeding Team, Division of Gastroenterology
Nurse Practitioner, Interdisciplinary Feeding Team, Division of Gastroenterology
Jeff W. Lancaster, RD, LD Registered Dietician, Division of Nutrition Therapy
Claire Kane Miller, PhD, CCC-SLP Program Director, Division of Speech-Language Pathology
Program Director, Division of Speech-Language Pathology
Oral-motor / feeding; dysphagia; fiber optic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing
Bowman JD, Miller CK, Krieg EF, Song R. Analyzing digital vector waveforms of 0-3000 Hz magnetic fields for health studies. Bioelectromagnetics. 2010 Jul;31(5):391-405.
Miller CK. Updates on pediatric feeding and swallowing problems. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Jun;17(3):194-9. Review.
Miller CK, Linck J, Willging JP. Duration and extent of dysphagia following pediatric airway reconstruction. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2009 Apr;73(4):573-9.
Kelchner LN, Miller CK. Current research in voice and swallowing outcomes following pediatric airway reconstruction. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008 Jun;16(3):221-5. Review.
Miller CK, Willging JP. The implications of upper-airway obstruction on successful infant feeding. Semin Speech Lang. 2007 Aug;28(3):190-203. Review.
Pentiuk SP, Miller CK, Kaul A. Eosinophilic esophagitis in infants and toddlers. Dysphagia. 2007 Jan;22(1):44-8.
Miller CK, Willging JP. Advances in the evaluation and management of pediatric dysphagia. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2003 Dec;11(6):442-6. Review.
Link DT, Willging JP, Miller CK, Cotton RT, Rudolph CD. Pediatric laryngopharyngeal sensory testing during flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing: feasible and correlative. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2000 Oct;109(10 Pt 1):899-905.
Sara A. Nurre, MA, CCC-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist, Division of Speech-Language Pathology
Therese O'Flaherty, MS, RD, LD, CSP Dietician Specialist, Division of Nutrition Therapy
Kim Page, MS, RD, LD Registered Dietitian, Nutrition Therapy and Human Genetics
Karen A. Rizzo, MA, CCC-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist II, Division of Speech-Language Pathology
Krystin Turner, OTR/L Occupational Therapist II, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy
Sarah M. Weller, MSW, LISW-S Social Worker II, Division of Social Services
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